The Blind Side Podcast 78, Rica report on inaccessible gym equipment, Andrew Kranichfeld hopes to set up a dating service for disabled people

Based in the UK, Rica is an organisation conducting research with a focus on the needs of disabled people and seniors. They’ve produced a report thanks to the sponsorship of the Thomas Pocklington Trust on the inaccessibility of gym equipment to blind people. If you’ve splashed out on that membership and turned up ready to sweat, only to be thwarted by gym equipment with touch screen interfaces that offer no accessible output, you’ll know that this is a big problem. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Chris Lofthouse from Rica, and former Paralympian Mike Brace, who is a trustee of the Thomas Pocklington Trust, about the report and its findings.

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Andrew Kranichfeld became blind as an adult and hasn’t had a lot of luck with mainstream dating sites. He’d like to set up a website and app geared for disabled people who want to date, as well as the non-disabled who are comfortable dating disabled people. Andrew talks to Jonathan about his project, Love is Blind.


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